Yes, Christmas is all about giving and spending time with your loved ones, but receiving gifts from friends and family is always fun! This is a small post on some of the items I received this Christmas. I received a Fujifilm Polaroid camera, which I’ve always wanted to have cause it’s an easy way to capture moments and print them instantaneously. I can’t wait to try it out, I’m always looking for great shots! I also received a couple of Harry Potter tees, which will be perfect to lounge around in. My favorite is definitely the Snape tee that says “Always”, he’s my favorite character in the entire series, so it was a perfect gift. I also received a VSX Sports bra, which of course I’ll make great use of…especially after over indulging in unhealthy foods over the holidays. Other gifts included some Nike Theas (not pictured) which I’ve been eyeing for quite some time and some nude, rose, white and black clothing items. Thank you to all of those Santa’s who gave me perfect gifts this holiday season ♥
I’ve continuously drowned myself in sweets and junk food this month. I keep telling myself it’s the holidays and indulging in savory foods is okay for the time being. Though I often strategize what foods are worth the intake during holiday events or parties that way I have more sense of control. Speaking of holiday events, I recently attended a huge holiday corporate party filled with tons of food and an open bar (strategy is key!) The holiday party had so much going on from dancing trapezes, henna tattoos, and even a maze. My partner and I decided to wear some company pins on our outfits that somewhat look like us to add a cute touch.
As the month progresses and the holidays get closer, I’ve been thinking about choosing a book to read over the holidays. I love checking out bookstores on random weekends, so I do have some idea as to what I want to read next. Some of the ones in mind include: Sea to the Salt, Lady Midnight, and Aimee Song’s Capture Your Style. Can’t wait to finally have some down time to snuggle under a blanket, drink some hot tea, and read a good book. I’ll post what I end up reading once I’ve made up my mind!
December: the month where I tend to lookback at the year and think about all the things I've accomplished, but also look at my goals for the year ahead. It's a bittersweet month, looking back at the trips I took this year with my loved ones makes me reminisce the good times. Yet, a new year means more chances to explore new ideas and opportunities. Don’t get me wrong, December definitely makes the ‘Top 5 Favorite Months’ list (I like to list everything by favorites, weird, I know). Mainly because I get to spend time with my friends and family, reminding each other of how great it is to have a network of support. Another reason why I love December: holiday dinners and parties. I hardly ever get the chance to get fancy and dress up anymore, so it’s a nice excuse to go dress shopping. Though, it’s been quite difficult for me to find a proper fitting dress this year. Currently still searching for the perfect party dress!
1. I thought I loved this dress when I first tried it on, but now I'm having second thoughts on the cut.
2. This weekend I got the chance to attend 'Beasts of Hogwarts' hosted by 826 Valencia at Heron Arts. So many talented artists had their Harry Potter themed work showcased. #potterheadsunite
3. Got the chance to try a new restaurant this weekend, Poquito. Their sangrias are spectacular.
4. Another dress that I thought I loved, but not sold on the color, but still might end up keeping. We'll see.